Diaper Cakes 2010: A new year and a milestone

With the new year in full swing, I wanted share a milestone for Lil’ Baby Cakes.  We are now in our 11th year online.  As I move forward with the company I’m really excited about this year and look forward to supporting my customers with the best selections, service, and quality.  Online trust and  reputation is also very important to me.   I work very hard with my team to make certain our product selection is diverse, our website offers a secure shopping experience, and that we are who we say we are.

We design and handmake every diaper cake in our studio. None of our diaper cakes are made elsewhere or drop shipped.   That gives us complete control over the whole process.  So what does that mean for you?  It means we’re responsible for everything.  No passing the buck, no excuses.  You need a small tweak to the design.  We can do it.  You need a personalized touch.  We can do that as well.  You need to speak with me personally about any aspect of our products.  Just call or email.  Bottom line, we want you and the new mom to be absolutely thrilled with your purchase.

I wanted to also share with you our newest designs that have been received very well so far.  The Too Cute Boy and Too Cute Girl baby diaper cakes have been a real hit with our customers.  In fact, we have now sold out of the girl version and only have the boy version left.  I have just completed a light green version which would be nice as a gender neutral gift.  I think the fleece blankets add an appropriate touch to the design during these cold winter months.

Too Cute Boy Diaper Cake
Too Cute Boy Diaper Cake

We have a page on our website that you can visit to see all our 2010 New Diaper Cake designs as the year unfolds.  Last year we introduced 33 new designs covering many different themes and price points.  This year, Lil Baby Cakes will continue to roll out designs to meet a wide variety of tastes and budgets.  I will continue to offer our customers one on one service for our custom diaper cakes.  These are one of a kind designs specifically tailored to match a theme or interest the new family enjoys.  The custom cake service really gives me a chance to express my creativity and is one of my true pleasures running Lil’ Baby Cakes.  More information about our custom cake service is only a phone call or email away.  I’d love to work with you to make your idea into a finished diaper cake.

We know there are a lot of choices  for baby gifts.  We will continue to strive to provide the most adorable diaper cakes that leave you,  the gift giver, as the one the new mom remembers for the most unique gift she received. A new baby is a remarkable period in a new family’s life, and I want you to know that we will do everything to make our small role a memorable one for the new mom and for you.

To our past customers, thanks for your business.  To our prospective new customers, I welcome you to consider Lil Baby Cakes.  We’re here to make your gift giving experience one that absolutely delights the new mom.

Holiday Diaper Cakes

We are happy to announce our collection of  holiday diaper cakes for 2009.  This year we are offering 4 new designs that are perfect for welcoming the new December baby home.  Our first selection is our Holiday Snow Girl 4 Tier Diaper Cake.  This design draws upon a winter snowman theme with pink accents.  Our second design is the Holiday Snowflake 3 Tier Diaper Cake.  This design uses silver and whites to create a gender neutral baby diaper cake.  The third design is our Holiday Gingerbread 3 Tier Diaper Cake.  This design is also gender neutral and obviously uses the gingerbread house as a theme.  I really like the colors of this cake as it came together in a way that is looks good enough to eat!  Our last design is the companion cake to Holiday Snow Girl called Holiday Snowman 4 Tier Diaper Cake.   This design uses blues so that you can select this for the new baby boy.

I  hope you enjoy these selections and consider one of them as a baby gift to welcome a new baby home in December.

Wishing you a happy holiday season.

Candy and our team at Lil’ Baby Cakes

Being thankful……

It’s the beginning of November and it’s the month most of us think of Thanksgiving. Yes, we think of the turkey, pumpkin pies, and football but we also reflect over the past year of family, health, and opportunities that have come our way.

Today, I am reflecting on the year at Lil’ Baby Cakes and though I have many wonderful experiences this year I’m struggling for giving “thanks” to certain events.

I’m having a hard time being thankful for individuals who copy my diaper cake designs from our website and actually post them on their site. Since I only design diaper cakes for my site, I can’t believe people would create a site using my pictures. For these copycats I am not thankful.  However, I am thankful for the honest people who notify me when they see my items elsewhere so I can take action.

This year, I have found someone who copied testimonials from our site and published them on their own site. They didn’t even change the name of my diaper cakes mentioned in the testimonial-only my customer’s name.  For this situation, I am not thankful. On the other hand, I am thankful for the wonderful customers of Lil’ Baby Cakes who spend the time to write me about their experience with our service and product.

This year I designed 25 new diaper cake selections to bring to the market. I spend hours looking through manufacturer ribbon samples and naming my cakes. Regretfully, I found another business that likes to take my ribbon selections and then make a diaper cake using the same ribbon in another color. I also, enjoy creating names for my cakes to bring personality to the designs.  Well guess what?  I have found if I name a diaper cake XY someone is going to call their design YX. Though neither one of these issues breaks the law, I am not thankful for this situation.

It has gotten so crazy that if I choose a background for my cake pictures that gets copied also.  Many of you may remember our diaper cakes were pictured with a black background now they are featured with a green hue. For those people who prefer to copy my backgrounds or website layout, I am not thankful. Should I be thankful that they think so highly of me to copycat?

Though the items I mentioned may be trivial to you, it tends to tug on my view of hardworking and ethical people. What are the qualities that I want to use to live my life and run my business?  I want to be a good and guiding parent, a loving and supportive spouse, and an honorable business owner with high standards of creativity, offering quality products and services.

I wish all of you a month of reflection about your life and experiences. I strive to use each and every day as an opportunity to offer the world the best I can be. Finally, I am thankful that God took the time to make each of us unique and not a copy of something he saw elsewhere.

October 2009 Halloween Diaper Cake of the Month


Our Lil' Pumpkin Diaper Cake

Yeah it’s candy season! I loved watching my children get excited about what they were going to be for Halloween and the family party we planned. I can’t wait to check out the magazines that are published with all sorts of yummy goodies which are to look like scary items. Let’s just say I love the 20 pounds of sugar this month brings :-).

Our Halloween diaper cake of the month is called Our Lil’ Pumpkin Diaper Cake. This design still offers mom and dad Pamper Swaddlers for the new little one – and this new baby is definitely sweeter than sugar. As you can tell, I dressed up Brighton the bear with a Halloween onesie. I say you can always dress up a bear for any ocassion.

I hope you enjoy the month, enjoy the little kids that dress up, and especially enjoy all the miniature size candy bars you can stuff yourself with……HAPPY HALLOWEEN…..

As always, I welcome your comments.

Best wishes,  Candy

How to Buy a Diaper Cake

I have put together a video buyer’s guide entitled “How to Buy a Diaper Cake”.  I did this to create a standalone guide that would help people who are beginning their baby diaper cake  or baby gift buying process.  In the video I start with a basic definition about what a diaper cake is.  We still get emails and phone calls from people innocently asking how many people does of our our newborn diaper cakes feed.  Or another popular question  is:   “Do I have to refrigerate a diaper cake?”  We don’t mind responding to these questions, I attribute them to folks not really knowing about diaper cakes and how they are used as baby shower centerpieces or for baby gift giving.

I continue on to discuss the types of diaper cakes (layered and folded) as well as a discussion about diapers that are used to make them.  Even though I am showing our diaper cakes in the video, the video is not a sales pitch for Lil’ Baby Cakes.  Instead, I offer what I feel are practical considerations when buying a newborn diaper cake along with shopping tips about shipping, site security, and diaper cake customization.  There are many styles of baby shower diaper cakes and many different places they can be purchased.  I also mention eco friendly diaper cakes and diaper cakes made with printed diapers to show the difference between those diapers and Pampers from an appearance perspective.

I hope you find the video instructive.  Your comments are appreciated and are welcomed.  Don’t hesitate to contact us at for assistance on any baby diaper cake question.